The Dalai Lama says World Peace begins with Inner Peace.
It all begins with you. How peaceful are you inside? There are so many things in the world to be angry over. So many things to judge. So much evil to hate. But those emotions do not bring peace to you, and will never bring peace to the world.
When we let hate cause us to hate, it wins.
But it’s such a strong, visceral reaction, and it’s so much easier to hate back than to love with unconditional compassion. I suppose that’s why all of the prominent teachers of Peace have been crucified and murdered.